Thailand urged to contribute to water security

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc called on his Thai counterpart to make greater contribution to safeguarding water security.

The Vietnamese PM made the point on January 10 while meeting with Thai PM Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the 2nd Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Leaders' Meeting.

At the meeting, the two PMs expressed their pleasure to witness the positive developments in the bilateral ties in all fields. Last year, the two-way trade turnover surged 20% reaching US$ 15 billion. The two countries also worked at regional and international forums including ASEAN, APEC, and GMS.

PM Phuc hailed Thailand's contributions to promoting cooperation in the Mekong sub-region and in the MLC framework, and asked Thailand to bring into play its role in ensuring water resource security and sustainable use of Mekong water resources.

The Thai PM said Thailand is ready to work with Viet Nam in organizing the summit of the Greater Mekong Sub-region in March.

Discussing measures to further expand the bilateral partnership, PM Phuc requested that Thailand create more favourable conditions for Vietnamese goods to enter its market.

Phuc took the occasion to thank the Thai Government for creating conditions for the Vietnamese community in Thailand to settle, contributing to Thailand's socio-economic development, and serve as a bridge for Viet Nam-Thailand friendship./.

Source: Online Newspaper of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

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